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in washington, d.c. and an example of a dysfunctional process. that threatens our economy and millions of people across our economy. pete: is stalemate in washington stifling the economic recovery? joining us this thanksgiving week, peter baker of "the new york times." molly ball of "the atlantic." and jim tankersly of "national journal." >> award winning reporting and analysis. covering history as it happens. from our nationas capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. to find cleaner, more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness our technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together. to build a better tomorrow. >> that's why we're here. >> this rock has never stood still. since 1875, we've been there for our clients through good times and bad. when their needs changed, we were there to meet them. through the years, from insurance to investment
is our guest. "washington journal" is next. host: federal officials including lawmakers on capitol hill are looking at how to slash wait times and possibly boost early voting. that will be hours subject for the first section of this edition of "the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes we will be talking to you about remedies to speed up the voting process. the numbers are on the screen. you can reach out to us by social media. @cspanwj. the conversation constantly going on on facebook -- facebook.com/cspan. we begin this morning with a look at the lead story in "the baltimore sun." pushed to speed of voting processes is the headline. he writes -- we want to find out from you, our viewers and listeners, your thoughts and remedies on speeding up the voting process. more from the article in "the baltimore sun." the article goes on to talk about a bill being proposed by virginia by senator mark warner. it says -- we would like to show you a little bit more about what the president had to say regarding voting lines and polling places. his thinking people and appreciating the time th
, a junior at american region, gets nominated to go to washington as a quote, unquote nation candidate for u.s. senate. goes to washington. he's 36 feet tall. he strives to the front of the line when they go to the white house to see president kennedy kennedy finishes his speech, bill clinton looks voting gets his picture taken with alongside of john f. kennedy. he so proud and he already is dedicated to the idea that he is going to be the person who will bring complete honor to the family. he already by the age of 17 is planning to be elected attorney general of arkansas, then governor of arkansas president of the united states. this is something which everyone who knows him knows about because he talks about it all the time. he does not go to the university of arkansas. he goes to georgetown. from georgetown to becomes the arkansas candidate and then goes to oxford. he's an incredible success everywhere, but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he's attracted to the kind of women as mother directs in two, the beauty queens, the ones who are flirtatious, who are att
online at booktv.org. >> from the 12th annual national book festival on the national mall in washington, d.c., sally bedell smith presents her book, "elizabeth the queen: the life of a modern monarch." it's about 40 minutes. [applause] >> thank you so much, francis, if that generous introduction. i have to tell you that i'm especially honored to be introduced by francis today because our friendship goes back to the mid 1990s when my husband, stephen, was the founding editor of civilization, the wonderful magazine of the library of congress, and francis was his highly capable deputy editor. the magazine, unfortunately, fell victim to the first wave of infatuation with the internetedt and lost its funding, but francis has gone on to be a top editor at "the washington post.n as i've been traveling arounds the country talking about queenn elizabeth ii, the one consistent question that i have heard is what did you learn thati surprised you. at did you learn t surprised you. >> the answer is that there was something unexpected around almost every corner. in my research, i made numerous discov
people inside the beltway are living in a bubble. washington dc is the only city in the united states that has had taken continuousgrowthh >> what about when gas comes down? >> you have a gas situation where you have $4000 and thei wages have only gone up about 1%. was coming up, where is the thing going to? >> it leaves cut taxes. >> i'd like to see taxes go down and someone say america is great. let's do everything we can to eliminate obstacles to success vmax my next guest says that regulations are really killing business. we have congressman eric cantor, the house majority leader is pushing to cut the red tape. and since he does have out there, he actually has a shot at doing it. it's just too hard right now for businesses to continue to operate, given all the onerous and burdensome regulations coming out of washington. and we want to make that stop so we can turn the country aund and began to be a starter country again. we know that the obama administration over the course of the term has imposed 400 regulations that impose more than $100 million of costs annually on small busine
define cuáles son los productos con mayor demanda das washington univisión >> en la la casa blanca llego el aárbol e navidad . para limar asperezas de las elecciones el árbol deja detras las elecciones que dividieron el país. >> el presidente barack obama pide que se haga borron y cuenta navo, somo américanos que es lo importante. >> si ellos trabajan juntos que se compaonga el tiempo de la famili y todo. >> que hagan la reforma migratoria >> los republicano están optimistas. >> hacemos un llamado a el presidente barack obama para crecer. >> para muchos votantes es la misma canción >> hay que ver qué hacer ccon llos y que traten acceder a un cambio pero costará. >> tienen que unirse y dialogar. >> en washington, univisión >> más adelante la cena lo dejo con indigestión tenga cuidado. >> hoy viernes negro 66 grados la máxima el pronóstico más adelante. si comiómucho es probable que tenga acidez pero si se repite es capaz que tenga reflujo cuidece de los alimentos irritantes le decimos cómo está el clima y el pronóstico >> hola ¿qué tal? excelentes condiciones este vier
with the speaker. >> well, a washington lifer and thus was not the obvious choice to be leading this tea party class. nonetheless, he could see the tea party phenomenon for the freight train that it was an elected to be on the train rather than to be underneath it. and so, you know, the speaker campaigned heavily for a number of the two-party freshman, and he also, you know, believe that is presented the republicans and indeed america with a great opportunity. his belief, for example, was that this would be a perfect recipe for entitlement reform. he wanted, if you're going after in selma reform, you want ideally to have, you know, bipartisanship and pieces of the democratic presidents of the they could not walk away from it. and so he believe that he could leverage, you know, the deep conservatism of the two-party into action, but he has failed to do so. and the tea party freshmen with whom i spent a great deal of time, and i have spent time with an awful lot of them, you know, like him personally, found an admirable in the way of a genial ceo, but certainly not as their real leader. and that
worries me. since when have we ever seen any spending cuts coming from washington d.c.? charles, spending is going to go up 10 trillion dollars over the next decade and they're telling us they're going to cut a few trillion off of that, so, spending is going to go higher and taxes, my big worry is once they break the top and raise taxes, we're talking marginal rates here, it's not going to stop. that's the worry and i've got to tell you, for me, the biggest irritant of all of this, they waited until the last minute on the debt ceiling and then sold it as the end of the world is coming if we don't get this done now. >> right. >> and waited until the last minute and scaring the living cran out of everybody. >> dagen, let's talk about that because a great article in the journal, businesses are cutting back no doubt about it, but consumers are cutting back and it's an indictment on everyone in washington. >> one of the reasons if we go over the fiscal cliff and it will hit 90% americans. and lowest income, 30,000 a year a family a tax bill north of $1,000 a year and it hits everybody, to that
-- [laughter] but the title is "miracle at philadelphia." and that is not wrong. washington, of course, was the presiding officer of the convention. the american constitution was by accident and design. the delegates -- the first month, would there be a president, would be a council, with the president have an absolute veto? at the end of the month, none of these things for resolved. at some points, at the delegates would say, the 18th century equivalent of we are out of fear. washington would say, gentlemen, please stay. you did not walk out on the general. and stay for three months and finish the document. in historygreat if's is what if jefferson had been at philadelphia? it is interesting that two of america's greatest thinkers john adams and thomas jefferson were not at philadelphia. adams was the american minister to the court of st. james. jefferson the american minister to paris. jefferson made a tremendous contribution. he sent to his friend madison over 200 bucks -- books on political thought, political history. my surmise is that some of those books must have been about the
of the dangers of going over the so-called fiscal cliff. the one washington created. it seems with the noise of the campaign behind us, washington is listening which means that after several months of harping on the dangers that you face, i'm ready to make a big switch to telling you about the opportunities that lie ahead. i'm ali velshi and this is "your money." i will not drop this issue until it is settled. then we have the debt ceiling debate. but there is life after washington induced catastrophe. frankly, it looks like a pretty good life. if all goes according to plan, 2013 could be a big turn around year for the u.s. the start of a recovery that feels real. most of it will have very little to do with washington policy though your state and federal government will have to step in to make it happen. let me explain. first, there's an energy boom under way in the united states right now. fueled by hydraulic fracturing and by more drilling for oil. natural gas is currently cheap, abundant and increasingly used not just as a fuel source direct to home and businesses, but as a source for ele
of those who prevailed in their second term includes george washington, james madison, and rejection, theodore roosevelt, dwight eisenhower, ronald reagan and bill clinton. lincoln is a special case and that his successful second term was so brief. it is interesting to note-only presidents who had a more successful second term than their first word james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the president's elected to a second term and the reason for those of experience failed or troubled second terms. four failed because of a war that seemed unwinnable war for lack of preparedness. jefferson, truman, johnson and. were the four. also four failed because of economic crisis or failure to act to deter such a crisis. jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt, the 37 downturn and george bush. eight who failed due to their inability to lead congress were jefferson, monroe, grant, wilson, truman, johnson, nixon and george bush. two failed due to who boris. franklin roosevelt and richard nixon. four who did not effectively communicate their agendas or initiat
. >> a super safeway. >> we bought a six-pack of beer because the drinking age in washington was 18 at the time. we sat in the parking lot and drank a six-pack of beer. this was being bad. [laughter] the problem was, we had tickets to go to a concert that night. guess who had the ticket? the secret service agents. [laughter] i picked up the phone and i called the command post and i said i would be back by 7:00. i mean, this is a being bad. well, the problem was we had tickets to go to a hall and oates concert that night and guess who get the tickets, the secret service agent. i picked up the phone and of course you had to use a pay phone in those days. i called the command post and said this is susan and i will be back by 7:00 -- [laughter] kim is with me, so i am not alone. i walked back into the command post that afternoon and, i was kind of joking because i realized -- how do i get myself out of this situation now? i said, what time do we need to leave for the concert -- i decided, let's skip over this part and get to it. they said, your father would like to see you. [laughter] so i was like
, this is the washington game. when you have a scandal brewing in washington, get out of town. lou: what do you think of the president deciding to use the language of the former military government of burma in referring to burma as miramar. what do you make of that, if anything? >> well, i really don't know what to make of it. but i will say that certainly while he is out there, i would hope he would take the opportunity to condemn china for its bullying and aggressive tactics and the iron imperialism in the south and east china sea. and while he's there, he should make it very clear that should their tactics involved in hostilities between our allies, japan, and the philippines, they are a mutual defense treaty that will be brought into play. anything less than a will not deter china from progressive tactics. a shop needs to be fired across the land. lou: referring to israel and the engagement of hamas, which looks like, right now, despite the involvement of the united nations secretary general and others, trying to mediate, it looks like this could turn into a ground operation which the israelis ha
from special interest groups. danielle lee has more from washington. >> reporter: congress may need to drown out the noise next week as they look more common ground to avoid $500 billion in tax increases. several unions launched an ad campaign, pressuring lawmakers to protect entitlement programs. >> for working families, it's not about cutting things we rely on most. >> reporter: advocates for the elderly, weaponsmakers, the oil and gas industry, even charity. >> congress has failed to do its job for the past ten years and they are so far continuing to fail to do their job. >> reporter: rick edleman worries the tug of war could end with no solution. a real possibility, as democrats reject spending cuts and republicans resist tax increases. >> if you're in congress, you can reduce taxes on january 2 relative to the new rates that prevail starting then. >> reporter: it's a dance analysts doubt lawmakers will risk taking. >> since it will affect every voter, i suspect there whether be a deal. >> reporter: lawmakers will start next week committed to compromise. in washington, danielle
the issues. again this going to tell a story. before i do that, because i am from washington and because it's halloween and because i have three children, all of some of the church retreat to my will report year that the most popular cost and that is completely is binder full of women. >> what did the selling custom look like? you put your arms in the binder. it's like not at jack in the box . pops out of a little fuller think. said we were bell in washington. very creative. i'm just going to tell the story that inspired me to read my book. this began in 2009. the book is based on an atlanta store which cannot in 2010. basically i have been vacationing for a long time which is a pretty prosperous working class town. when you went there. it seemed like it or not that many men around. it seemed like a was not seen them in church, at the fairgrounds, driving down the street, trucks, during construction. this is the height of the housing collapse that anyone talked about. and so men were having a lot of hard time. the loss of a lot of manufacturing jobs. and i really became curious about this.
henneberg is live in washington and molly, we heard that the state department put out a statement on this, but omits one thing which is what? >> his name, president morsi's name. instead the state department says the decisions and declarations in egypt quote, raised concerns for egyptians and the community. and assuring that power would not be overly concentrated in the hand of any one person or institution. but it does not call on president morsi directly to reverse course. republican senator john mccain who will be on fox news sunday tomorrow was a bit more direct, saying in a tweet, president morsi should renounce his power grab before things get out of hand, hashtag egypt. and the president called morsi one day, to thank him for a cease-fire between hamas and gaza. >> and morsi's actions now putting the obama administration in a tough position, molly. tell us more about that. >> now that morsi fired top prosecutor and put himself above the judiciary system the white house will back off more public support of him and a former ambassador to the u.n. under president george w. bush says t
and some in washington, d.c.. how unions trying to persuade democrats to avoid spending cuts? >> with a significant lobbying effort on capitol hill and a new advertising campaign targeted at democratic and republican lawmakers in pennsylvania, virginia and missouri. the basic message is don't touch entitlements in the fiscal cliff tops we're having on capitol hill. honesty and one of the union says elected officials from both parties need to listen to the will of the voters and focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cu. as for the effectiveness of this campai one conservative says this type pressure from unio is nothing new. >> the fact that they are publicly sayinghat they have been privately saying helps the american people understand where obama's in trend and comes from but nothing has changed. >> the issue is in the fiscal cliff discussion democrats appear willing to put entitlements and spending on the table. republicans saying they're willing to do tax revenue and that could be or would be the key to any agreement
on egyptian constitutional law and politics. he's a professor at george washington university. do you find it significant that this wasn't just tahrir square but alexandria, port said. >> oh, yes. essentially most of the non-islammist political forces in egypt-- that is the brotherhood and others aside-- have lined up against us. the real question is are they going to be able to form a united front? and do they have any strategy by which to overturn morsi's decisions. >> suarez: what exactly has he done through these decrees? what did he say-- what powers did he give to himself, basically, until there's a constitution? >> well, he did a lot of little things. he dismissed the old prosecutor, seen as a hold-over from the old rejewel. he promised new trials. but the main thing that he did was to take all of his actions, and place them outside of court review. and he also made impossible to disband the constitutional assembly that is now writing the document. he had already assumed not simply presidential powers but legislative powers. that he did in august. what he is doing right now what, he
in richmond, virginia, educated at washington university and later learned a ph.d. from yale. he spent his first ten years as a newspaper man mostly doing general assignment reporting, and i bet if i called on many of you, you could easily name his novels; "the right stuff," "in our time," "the bonfire of the vanities" and many more, and now "back to blood" which reflects miami back to all of us. how are we going to react to that? he is credited with the birth of new journalism and the death of the american novel by some. he is the mark twain of our time. how lucky are we to have a moment in time with him? and what better way to start this conversation -- hopefully i can get them to come to the stage -- than with a published author in his own right and a man whose name is synonymous with leadership, our own former mayor, manny diaz. manny diaz, let me turn it to you. hopefully, we can get him up here, and tom wolfe. please welcome them. [applause] >> well, good evening, everybody. and let's get this started. if "bonfire of the vanities," you chose new york with wall street and the upper ea
against human desire. back cannot work. i am a student at george washington university. there is a large push from the and the price of a community about legalization of marijuana. -- from the undergraduate timidity about legislation and marijuana. could this lead to a nationwide reform movement? >> it is different. i presume the undergraduate movement at gwi is people who want to get something. temperance movement was to deny somebody else opportunity to get something. the women's movement that was the firast mass move apart -- movement for prohibition was very noble. women were victimized by prohibition in horrible ways. women have no voting rights, the bourse was a rarity. -- women had no voting rights, divorce was a rarity. it was an effort to free the family, free women from this. it is hard to get my arms around comparison between that and an undergraduate desire for marijuana. >> most major changes in the country, from popular movements, some of them start on college campuses, some in other places. >> there is a meaningful parallel. it is generational. the same generation that is
day when so many people start to head back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> this night after thanksgiving is just another night of cold, dark, and curfews for so many people along the coast recovering from the monster storm named sandy. life is still standing still for people from the jersey shore, north through new york and beyond. just tonight, new jersey governor chris christie announced the preliminary estimate of damage in his state alone? $29 billion before it is all over. one of the landmarks that was ripped apart was seaside in new jersey, where the boardwalk was a summertime attraction for millions. pictures of the roller coaster relocated in the ocean have been shown around the world. and now local officials there are considering for now leaving it right where it sits as a tourist attraction, anything to bring the visitors back. >>> and there is a reason to celebrate for some hardest hit. breezy point in new york, where 111 homes were lost. this couple were busy planning their wedding set for the day when the storm hit last month. their house was flooded. the
but effective. 12 and 14 in the fears half. driving score. can't even get a word in. you washington at the present time. >> i'm a target here. go ahead keep going. >> tiger shoot 52 percent from the field. the had 18. gailts first loss 76-66. pacific awitnessing the winner between cal georgia tech rate now. the steal robert carter junior. hoop and foul. yellow jacket up too. showing some up rate hear. jason morris thank you. georgia tech leading 32-31 late in the fears half. sanford winners over northern iowa in the battle for atlanta tournament in the bahamas. football team formula is simpl simple. beat ucla tomorrow at the rose bowl and pack 12 north chance leak the cardinal the bruins coming off huge win. cinch the pack 12 south with win over usc this past saturday. easterny should stanford beat ucla to win the north. 2 teams play again if the pack 12 championship game week from today. >> that's town the road and this is one week of prosecute and one game and all we are concept at any rating on. if something else happens after that that's great. >> i'm counting on th
when it relates to that photo that was shown in "the washington post" where they had the picture of the palestinian with the dead baby and then they showed the competing israelis in the bomb shelter. i didn't get as offended by that as other people did in terms of saying that "the washington post" was more towards the palestinians. i didn't, i didn't see-- >> more flagrant though is cnn running phony footage and the bbc a sweep from syria they said was palestinian and british reporter, bbc john donovan said i accidentally smeared the israelis and i really meant to smear the syrian government. stone silent, the bbc won't fire him. who knows from a week ago other than tweeting again. >> jon: judy, the coverage of what happened then, tends to focus how many rockets were fired and how many casualties on both sides, but there seems to be a vast moral goal between the two sides. here is a look at the cover of the new york daily news and then, basically the same title and the the same totphoto, in te new york post. and very similar coverage of hamas members dragging somebody through the
. that is coming up tomorrow on "washington journal." you will be able to see that program live here at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. >> coming up on c-span, colin powell and sam mcchrystal talk about how veterans are treated when they return from war. following that, a discussion with supreme court justice anthony kennedy. and then a look at marriage equality and voters approval of the initiatives on the balance this election year -- ballots this year. >> with soldiers on guard outside the customs house and outside the homes of crown officials and with british artillery now aimed at the house, it is easy to understand why many bostonian felt threatened. soldiers tried to stir up racial tension. of course, not everyone in boston is white. within a month of their arrival, three british officers are discovered encouraging african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of those drunken officers assured the black bostonians that the soldiers had come to procure their freedom. with their help, they should be able to drive the liberty boys to the devil. the british army is not in bos
. and nothing happens in washington, you know, in a bubble. it's not as if now ambassador rice has decided well, you know, i had to come out and defend my comments. this is a planned move by the white house, i believe, because, you know, they want to put her out there as the secretary of state. i think they are feeling fairly emboldened after the election and just intend to jam this joyce through despite the congress and republicans in congress saying now we are going to block. this i think what they are doing is setting the table for ambassador rice's nomination. >> in fact, they may have blown it up. why didn't they put someone out there, in your opinion, like clapper who actually had all the intel, probably talked with a lot of the intelligence officers in addition to the state department instead of someone like rice that clearly was more relaying information she was told second hand? i think essentially she was willing to get out there for the white house, be the front pointy edge of the spear. be the sewage and now she is being rewarded for carrying their water. it's a good question. obvio
right now. a fire breaks out today at the u.s. state department in washington. four people injured, one of them critical critically. let's go live to washington and cnn's athena jones. what do we know? >> we're a few blocks away from the state department. there's still a lot of questions about this. there was a flash fire in the duct work at the state department. this is according to a d.c. fire department official. the fire started at around 11:04 a.m. as construction workers were performing work on the state department's premises. that fire has been put out and as you said, there were four people who were injured. one of them critically. three of them were transferred to a hospital here. two are in serious condition. one is in life-threatening condition. and so we're still waiting to hear more about this. fred. >> all right, athena, keep us posted throughout the afternoon. thanks so much. >> iconic 12 actor larry hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he
reaction from the white house to the turmoil in egypt. we will have a live report from washington. >> gregg: new signs of tough challenges ahead for gaza. number two leader of hamas now saying the group will not stop arming itself. a commented suggesting that indirect negotiations on the border deal could be very difficult. in the meantime, life at the gaza strip returning to normal after the week long strikes. tens of those of children heading back to school. cease-fire appears to be holding. conner powell with more on that. >> reporter: this is still fragile cease-fire. it is important to point out that the cease-fire is holding but still massive challenges has to be dealt with. israel and hamas will send representatives to cairo to continue negotiations through the mediators. later this next couple of days or so probably starting on monday, but there is talks from hamas saying they will continue to rearm and continue to fight, but right now the cease-fire is holding as part of the agreement. israel said they will ease the blockade around gaza, but israel wants guarantees for security bec
active storm track but it's not coming here heading in western oregon and washington. that big ridge of high pressure that we have enjoyed the past couple of days not moving. the storm track will stay to the north. we get sunshine mainly sunny skies and highs in the 70s coming up on saturday and sunday. with that storm track it's only a matter of time before this high pressure moves and low pressure coming down from the gulf of alaska will shove the storm track into northern california. that transition will be next wednesday. so it's a while off. it's about four or five days off. once it happens, we are going to get wet and wet quickly. so enjoy the sunshine while we have it and you will have it coming up tomorrow. >>> downtown san francisco so many great opposite is there to enjoy for your holiday shopping. 7 degrees above average. san jose 71. and livermore 71 degrees tomorrow. fairfield 71. napa 71. san rafael 69 degrees. 70 oakland. redwood city and mountain view. sunday nice mainly sunny skies, sunday any monday. cloudier on tuesday. that's a sign that things are changing. by we
was not to me. it was a written commitment to the people of georgia that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser, so we don't have to reform government, he needs to have that conversation with the people of georgia. >> there are 38 days left till we reach the fiscal cliff. at that point, if there is no deal, there will be automatic tax increases for every american. >>> police in tallahassee, florida, are searching for a gunman who started shooting outside a walmart on black friday. this walmart. investigators believe the shooting was sparked by a disagreement over a parking space. they're now looking for a dark green toyota camry in connection with the case. two people were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> and a target store in an error ra, colorado is expected to reopen this morning for business after another shooting incident. police say a man wearing a black ski mask pulled out a gun and fired a shot into the store's ceiling on black friday while cu
have to remember also that washington really believes in zero sum politics. this is not an orgnal ..e that the leaders on both sides have not been so much about how we fix a problem but gain and maintain power. and so a lot of these discussions have been about how the republicans rolled back the obama administration, making we can then ultimately overtaken and how they maintain that power once they have it. i mean, cloaked in the argument of what is good for america, but there is not allow a policy prescription in there. >> thank you. >> this event took place at the seventeenth annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information visit texasbookfestival.org. >> tell us when you think of your programming this weekend. comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail. nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> next, chrystia freeland talked about a rise of the superrich, the.-- the top 0.one% of the population and the impact they have in the world. this is hosted by politics and prose bookstore in washington d.c. and it is about an hour. [applause] >> thanks a lot. sorr
to say charities are very concerned. chief national correspondent jim angle reports from washington. >> reporter: thanksgiving, a time to relish one's blessings and to help the less fortunate, but in the scramble for revenues to avoid the fiscal cliff, both the president's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and the republican willingness to raise revenues could end up hurting charities which rely on the kindness of people with money. >> high income people tend to give generous gifts, they he may give a million dollar contribution to a capital campaign of a local hospital or a local art museum, there's a small number of donors at the high end that account for a really big chunk of the charitable giving in this country and those are the folks that would be most impacted by this tax policy change. >> in fact, united way gives 15% of total donations, 500 million dollars a year from those who give $10,000 or more. so, charities worry that any kind of tax increase on the wealthy could cut into their donations, that money from the wealthy would go to the government in taxes instead of the
did not get to ask their questions, come up informally. >> tomorrow on "washington journal," a former navy seal talks about federal efforts to combat the growing national security threat. the president of the american federation of teachers discusses union by richard priorities and the negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. and michael lyons of the german national security project talks about a possible review of the military drum strategy. live on "washington journal" at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> what about if the soviet union, a christian of announces tomorrow, which i think he will that if we attack cuba that it is going to be nuclear war? >> this thing is such a serious thing that we are going to be uneasy, and we know what is happening now. something may make these people see reason, but i do not think this will. i want to keep my own people very alert. >> hang on tight. >> it is a fascinating moment. it is amazing that eisenhower tells him to have his people alert. everyone is just completely on edge, so of course they are alert. kennedy laughed, and he jocularly says to
with southeast asia you see a political motivation for foreign policy issue. >> this is the washington game with the scandal brewing, i get out of town. >> about the president using the language of the former military government to refer to myanmar? i know what to make of that. i hope he would take the opportunity with those tactics he should make it clear to china with the hostility is between our allies, japan and the philippines the mutual defense treaty brought into play. anything less than that did not detour tie never aggressive tactics. lou: and despite the involvement of united nations secretary general it could turn into the operation the israelis threatened in a matter of. >> that certainly is a possibility. whose supplies hamas? iran. look at the conflict. egypt has a hand from morsi and the disastrous economic policies. but taking on the nuclear issue, of face it. iran his benetton war over 34 years. was just another active for firing on the unmanned drone. they did not come forth to meet the challenge. lou: as you point* out the national media i ran in this context not take not
support with notable founding fathers. that slavery was quiet and organize is from george washington to james monroe. of course, that included john adams and jefferson and madison. of slavery the founding fathers of the complicated legacy and we did never wanted to believe. the crisis he did write private letters to a few southerners and then he was added to talk about slavery and right and wrong a. this is not new language four lincoln. he told a former law partner the slavery question cannot be compromised. that was a logical statement from a man that lincoln compared slavery in freedom of two beasts held apart. those antagonist break the bonds then the question will be settled. steven douglas the great democrat from illinois what he saw as the view of slavery he said douglas don't care but god cares and humanity cares proprietary. to his past lincoln describes evil over all national deals and dangers have come. it must be stopped. to accept a compromise that there would even permit the theory of expansion expansion -- lincoln. he never advocated any moves timing begin he declared
in the washington area. >> can you give us a couple of examples. >> well,. if you live on the potomac river have to pick the sites of the nation's capital. at the disposal of the most significant building that's actually on the atomic. >> in your research and guessing he's been some time on their -- the river. >> yes. visit them domestic and the hikes, crying -- trying to combine history with recreation and public accessibility. all sides that people can actually go to and take a hike while they're there or jump in a canoe or kayak unworn and have a good time on the river. it's an enormous recreation opportunity .. >> this is just under half an hour. >> host: and you're watching book tv on c-span2, and we're on location at george mason university. every fall they have a book it's value called fall for the book, and one of the authors who's speaking at the book festival is brooke stoddard. and here is his book, "world in the balance: the perilous months of june-october 1940." brooke stoddard, world war ii, it started about six months prior to your book. what was happening in europe in june 1940?
on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> a very good morning to washington, d.c. congress is going get back to work this week. very busy, of course. top of the agenda, the fiscal cliff. 38 days and counting. in fact, that's how long we have until the country hits the so called fiscal cliff when automatic spending cuts go into effect. it is main focus in washington. maria cardona and amy holmes are back with me now to talk about this. saxby chambliss lashed out at grover nordqvist. nordqvist and his group are the ones that pushed that no new taxes pledge signed bay majority of republicans in congress. here's what chambliss says. i care more about my country than i do a 20-year-old pledge. he's willing to let the political consequences take care of themselves. raising taxes has been at the center of the fiscal cliff dispute. democrats demanding it. republicans saying no way. so amy, is this a sizable crack in the republican armor? >> we are seeing that the two sides are going to need to negotiate if we don't go over the fiscal cliff. i would point out that patty murray, a democratic senator f
this week, we started 20 years ago in washington dc. we have distributed more and more as the years have gone by, especially in recent years. we distributed 12 million year and we support programs across united states and now over 40,000. our funding comes from corporate marketing campaigns that we do, as well as individual donors and some foundations. but we have also created a revenue-generating model, which is the first part of marketplace. >> now, is there a special focus? dd preschoolers or do you work through classrooms? >> that's a great question. we support all programs in all classrooms serving kids in need. "reading is fundamental" is a good example. we have over 1900 "reading is fundamental" programs, as well as over 40,000 others. head start, afterschool programs, kids zero to 18 are supported by this. >> gene robinson mentioned that end we are joined by carol hampton rasco, who is the president and ceo of "reading is fundamental." give us the background, if you will, the program, "reading is fundamental." >> 46 years ago, there is a meeting that jacqueline kennedy called at
. good night from washington. breaking tonight, police and fire crews on the scene of a major gas explosion in downtown spring springfield, massachusetts. the blast reportedly felt miles await a minute plus, line cutters beware shoppers pull off punches and even weapons for their quest for black friday deals. stampede started earlier than ever. shoppers had to cross picket lines at some wal-mart stores. >> we are here to stand with the workers. >> their voices are always heard. >> and some shops could use a few more customers after super storm sandy. >> it was easy. here it was empty. it's empty. >> jon: the struggle to bounce back. >> god heard my prayers. >> the baby who came back from the dead. but first we begin with breaking news, a leveling buildings in springfield, massachusetts. fox 25 out of boston. officials say there was a gas leak in the area. witnesses reported windows shattering, brings flies, even a mushroom cloud rising above the epicenter of the explosion. folks say they felt and heard the boom from miles away. abulbasher of in people had significant injuries. we
of georgia was not to me. it was a written commitment to the people of georgia that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser so we don't have to reform government, he needs to have that conversation with the people of georgia. >> douglas holt eakin and ethan poll lack, they join us right now to talk it over. douglas, what do you think here? is this smart repositions by some republicans out there or is this a civil war within the party? >> i think this is politics. the pledge has been a political document and you know, over the years, it did have the virtue of focusing the attention on the spending side. in the past 30 years, we've seen taxes go up, down and sideways, but we've never seen a sustained effort of spending and the kind of entitlement reforms this moment's going to require. >> now, ethan, i know you worked with the obama camp for a while. there's a notion in this that both sides were aware that in all likelihood, taxes are probably going to have to go up across the board
. i am uma live in washington. america's news head quarters starts right now. in response to the opposition in the streets was cairo. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a protest in cairo. they are joining with the latest on the developing story. steve. uma right now we are looking at what could be a show down between morsi and the country's judges here in cairo and others in the country. they say they will sphop work until the new president repeals his thursday decree that gave him the power to issue laws without oversight ask chance of them being over turned by the courts. the judges say he's trying to put himself above the law. it will be interesting to see whether all legal prosecutions come to a halt. numbers are fall down today. and numbers large yesterday about 40,000 at their peek and the protest turned violent. one police car set on fire. and protestors are hurling molotov cocktails and the violence in egypt is not limited to cairo police officers of the muslim brotherhood were ran sacked and set on fire. (inaudible) >> we apologize for the technical difficulti
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